ODU honors its 80 years in operation with celebrations and an investment of almost 60 million euro in the company headquarters, including a new five-story building for the turning shop with laboratories and offices, and plans to build an additional assembly hall. Founded by Otto Dunkel in 1942, ODU established itself early as a global connector specialist and currently has over 2,500 employees (1,400 on site in Mühldorf am Inn, and the rest in other production sites located in Romania, the U.S., Mexico, China, and other countries). ODU recognized its employees with an 80th anniversary celebration in July 2022.